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By Gabriel Rizk | April 20, 2012
BURBANK — While its dominance temporarily wavered midway through Friday's Pacific League match, the Burroughs High boys' volleyball team regrouped in plenty of time to keep Crescenta Valley from getting close to an upset on the road. And although the Falcons made a strong run at getting back in the match after coming alive down the stretch in the second game, the Indians rediscovered their intensity in the third game to finish off their 25-13, 25-21, 25-17 sweep just as solidly as they began.
By Jeff Tully, | September 25, 2012
LA CRESCENTA - For the first two games of their Pacific League match Tuesday afternoon, the Burbank High and Crescenta Valley girls' volleyball teams went toe to toe. The squads exchanged holding the lead on several occasions and neither could mount more than a five-point lead in either game. However, in the third, the Falcons seemed to waver and the Bulldogs were ready to attack. Despite a spirited effort by Crescenta Valley, it wasn't able to topple the league-leading Bulldogs, falling in three games on its home court, 27-25, 25-21, 25-19.
By Gabriel Rizk, | November 3, 2011
BURBANK - After losing the chance to defend their Pacific League Tournament title with a loss in Tuesday's semifinals, the members of the Crescenta Valley High boys' water polo team didn't look all that interested in competing for third place either when they faced Burbank on Thursday. The Bulldogs, on the other hand, came out with plenty of motivation to topple last year's league champion and stuck it to a lackluster Falcons team for the better part of three quarters before Crescenta Valley made a late rally.
October 11, 2006
blr-BurroughsPolo11.Credit: DAN WATSON The Leader Caption: Burroughs High's Jarrod Przebieda controls the ball against Crescenta Valley's Nicholas Lee during Tuesday's Pacific League match at the Falcon's pool. The Indians suffered their first league loss, 14-5. blr-BurroughsPolo11
By By Edgar Melik-Stepanyan | January 7, 2006
GIRLS' WATER POLO: Crescenta Valley avenges two losses last season against Burbank with 11-4 victory againt rival.LA CRESCENTA -- The rivalry is already well established between the Crescenta Valley and Burbank girls' water polo programs. It only figures to intensify next season when the Bulldogs, who play in the Almont League, join the Falcons in the Pacific League. The Falcons and Bulldogs met for the final time in a nonleague match Thursday when Crescenta Valley set out to make a statement.
August 17, 2005
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan Bruce Breeden sounds like a coach on a mission. "I gave my notice to [the] Glendale Unified [School District], and told Burbank that I'm ready to roll," said the former Crescenta Valley High girls' basketball coach. Breeden, a Hoover High graduate, said he had been named the girls' basketball head coach of the Burbank Bulldogs on Aug. 5, ending his year-long hiatus from the sidelines. Breeden resigned his post at Crescenta Valley last year to complete his requirement for a master's degree.
By Grant Gordon | October 6, 2007
BURROUGHS HIGH — Indeed, rougher waters lay ahead for the Crescenta Valley High boys’ water polo team. For Burroughs, however, it’s much the opposite, as the Indians began Pacific League play this week with the tall task of facing both Glendale and Crescenta Valley. On Thursday, Burroughs was dealt its second lopsided loss in as many contests, as Crescenta Valley rolled to a 23-8 win at Burroughs High. With the outcome of the first week of league play the complete opposite, both teams are surprisingly happy with how their schedules have worked out. “I think it’s better to start that way,” said Crescenta Valley’s Bryan Redfern of playing the likes of Pasadena and Burroughs and working up to matches against Burbank, Glendale and Arcadia — the predicted hierarchy of the league.
By Charles Rich | October 1, 2008
BURROUGHS HIGH — Nothing against Burroughs High, but the atmosphere around the courts can be a bit daunting for the Crescenta Valley High girls’ tennis squad. Simply put, it’s never an easy task for the Falcons when they meet the Indians. “It’s just the atmosphere here,” Crescenta Valley Coach Tom Gossard said after the Falcons posted a 12-6 Pacific League victory against Burroughs on Tuesday afternoon. “Burroughs is why the Pacific League is so competitive.
By Story by Grant Gordon ?Photo by Alex Collins | August 1, 2009
With one final, picturesque swing, she sent one final, mighty clout into the record books. It was an ending made for the storybooks. It was a conclusion most fitting for the Crescenta Valley High career of Baillie Kirker. “That defines Baillie Kirker right there,” says Falcons teammate and longtime friend Stephanie Ziemann says. “Totally clutch.” With the Falcons down by a run in the bottom of the sixth inning of a CIF Southern Section Division III quarterfinal contest against Chino Hills, Kirker stepped up to the plate and stepped up to the challenge.
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